which we've seen tremendous movement over the last 15 or 20 years, and people are on a journey. i mean, as a lesbian i had to go through my own journey when the community first started talking about marriage, and i was, like, are you kidding? marriage? it's not for us. that's never been for us. and yet, as i thought about it i realized i do want to get married. once i let myself believe it was ssible, i want to marry the woman i love. >> the court will not be writing on a blank slate. twenty years ago, the justices threw out a constitutional amendment in colorado that would have prevented cities from protecting gays from discrimination, and in 2003, the court rejected a texas law that made gay sex a crime. justice anthony kennedy, whose vote could be critical on the same-sex marriage question, wrote both decisions and in striking down the texas law said this aut gays and the gay lifestyle.